[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu on the BBC!!!
rob at esdelle.co.uk
Tue Oct 27 12:04:48 GMT 2009
> 2009/10/27 Philip Stubbs <philip at stuphi.co.uk>:
>> 2009/10/21 James Milligan <lake54 at lake54.com>:
>>> Did anyone else watch BBC News this morning?
>>> Whilst showing off Windows 7, the tech correspondent showed a Mac with
>>> Safari open on ubuntu.com
>>> Didn't actually mention the name etc, but said about other OSes.
>> I have not had time to read it yet,
> It's good. There's a 3 minute interview with someone from Canonical.
> Would have been nicer if it'd been a little bit longer. They just
> about explained what open source was and gave a tour of the OS. It was
> also mentioned that you couldn't run Windows or Mac OS programs on it,
> but didn't mention that there are usually equivalent programs
> available (while it's a good thing to say, I don't remember such a big
> emphasis when Macs are discussed). Unfortunately, I think Ubuntu
> looked a little sad on screen compared to the latest shiney Windows
> release; I'm looking forward to an improved default theme and a revamp
> of Gnome.
Yes, as much as I like the new themes on Ubuntu (and it briefly showed
Compiz switching desktops) maybe they could have chosen a different
They also referred to a PC as a Windows PC, and referred to Ubuntu as an
Ubuntu Computer. It's almost as if it would make people think they
needed to buy a whole new computer. I would have liked it if they had
mentioned that it will run on a PC or modern Mac alongside your existing
copy of MacOS X or Windows.
Still it's a start. I would have liked if they could have mentioned
that it's possible to get it free from www.ubuntu.com on CD.
> I'm thinking we should invite BBC people to the many launch parties
> that are happening this week! Theydo seem to be really trying to be
> balanced and informative.
Sounds like a good idea. Later on this week I'm going to be finishing
off a PC for a local charity which should get some newspaper coverage.
The PC is running Ubuntu (it'll be running Karmic, it's running 9.04 at
the moment) and I'm hopefully going to be able to mention that the Devon
& Cornwall LUG are happy to help folks get Ubuntu installed on their PCs.
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